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Driverless car tests at heart of 'upbeat' Budget

Driverless car tests at heart of 'upbeat' Budget

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Billions of pounds for housing and high-tech industry are expected to be at the centre of Chancellor Philip Hammond's "positive and upbeat" Budget this Wednesday.Treasury sources say Philip Hammond will try to help start-up businesses which specialise in driverless cars and artificial intelligence develop into success stories of the future.He will remove regulatory potholes which prevent developers from road-testing driverless technologies without humans present, pump £400m into electric car charge points and invest £160m in 5G mobile networks.::Long read: One number towering over the BudgetThe Chancellor is also reportedly ready to find £5bn for housing schemes and underwrite loans to small home builders.This is part of a commitment to deliver 300,000 new homes every year, adding an extra...